Courses & Units

Psychological Assessment and Intervention PSY324

Launceston, Hobart


This unit offers a systematic approach to understanding psychological symptoms and psychopathology. Theoretical models of psychopathology, as well as psychological assessment and evidence-based interventions will be explored. Consideration is given to a range of psychological assessment and intervention strategies and how these can be applied across a range of contexts. Particular emphasis is given to cognitive-behavioural and counselling interventions. Additionally, this unit is designed to provide students with foundational skills and knowledge relevant to pre-professional training. Students will develop practical skills and knowledge to a foundational level of competence in relation to psychological assessment, interview skills and professional psychological practice.


Unit name Psychological Assessment and Intervention
Unit code PSY324
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Cynthia Honan
Available as student elective? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the psychological assessment process in the context of clinical and non-clinical populations.
  • Illustrate how cultural factors affect decisions about psychological assessments and interventions.
  • Apply critical psychometric knowledge in the development of psychometrically sound standardised assessment tools
  • Illustrate how distinct psychological intervention techniques can influence psychological functioning
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $1,828.00 $858.00 1002$1,002.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly

1 x 2-hour workshop fortnightly

AssessmentOnline Quiz (10%)|Written Assignment (40%)|Assignment (50%)
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